Last Updated: Nov 26,2010
Trying to decide between Touchdown and Moxier Mail.
Which would you choose?
I have Touchdown and like it a lot ... use it every day (obviously). But I'm going to download/install Moxier Mail right now and compare the two. I'll report back.
I found where I could get Moxier off the Market but it was not a trial.
Is there somewhere I can get a trial version?
You can always download and install it from the Market. You have 24 hours to evaluate and get a full refund if you don't like it.
I installed it and so far, I'm liking Touchdown better. But I want to give it a full better evaluation later on.
Hello all, i am new to this and dont really know how to start a thread. I have the HTC magic and was wondering what is the best email app? K9? Maildroid?
Please and Thanks,
There's a New Thread button at the top of the list of threads in each forum. You really need to start one as your question isn't related to this topic at all.
Touchdown. Mainly because of the custom notifications. Try them both out. You can't beat first hand experience.
Welp ... I tried Moxier mail and I'm sticking with Touchdown for my work email (Exchange account).
For my pop3 email accounts, I use K9 and really like it. But the native Gmail and Email apps are getting better with time.
I've started evaluating TD, Moxier, K9 and Roadsync and it seems that there are several criteria that you need to consider whether they're important to you.
1. First off, you can turn off part of the regular exchange sync - and only have part of the the complementary program sync the other parts. why is this?
2. Contacts - this could be a bit problematic if you have alot of contacts - with 10k contacts, duplication is a problem on internal space. I've found that Roadsync syncs contacts similarly to the stock app and doesn't change anything. Touchdown, on the other hand, disregards the category function in outlook and re-downloads all contacts into a touchdown category - so when you're viewing a contact in a native app like people, you're looking at your outlook contact whereas, if you're looking at the contact in touchdown, it is the copy.
Mail - subfolder sync - i organize my mail into subfolders, so this is an issue - i also don't need to have all of the folders synced on my phone - only the pertinent ones. The stock mail app is awful with navigating to the subfolders and will only sync the subfolders when you access it. Not cool.
Roadsync and Touchdown have some nifty features in this regard and both are more a matter of personal taste. Both allow you to specify which folders to sync (as do k9 and moxier but i haven't spent much time with either yet). I found specifying the folders much easier in touchdown - similar to the iphone checkbox compared to roadsync that asks you to toch a little gear-like widget that is too sensitive, and sometimes gets the folder wrong.
As for viewing the mail you're syncing, i found roadsync does a better job in presenting the combined mail in a folder called "all" rather than inbox and it's very easy to switch; touchdown is a bit more complex, but has better color scheme.
I haven't found one i really like - which is to get a widget of the stock agenda view. Whereas Touchdown had its own internal contact storage, roadsync has its own calendar storage - which makes it confusing as to which app to sync.
A couple of things I have yet to see:
The ability to store everything on the SD card. Since your phone is syncing to exchange, there is less concern about losing your content - thus, you should have the ability to offload everything from internal memory and free up space.
Better scheduliing using the calendar - especially when inviting attendees. I'm sure this will be forthcoming.
As for Moxier, i found each of their apps are separate, whereas you can go to a unified screen for roadsync or touchdown, or select a specific action, or widget to launch the specific action.
The summary so far? I personally haven't found one that i really like enough to keep - all have their warts and all some niceties. But, in honesty, they are all better than the stock Iphone exchange app which totally sucked.
When I had my Moment, it came preloaded with Moxier, so I used that. When I upgraded to my EVO, I had the same question. It came down to Touchdown had a 30 day free trial, and Moxier didn't. So I installed the Touchdown trial and found that for me the pros and cons were about a wash.
Since Touchdown was $5 cheaper, I bought that.
Touchdown certainly can but the dev isn't going to fully support this. Consider this: when you mount your SD card your SD card isn't available to your device. People seem to frequently forget this for some reason. It's difficult to prevent corruption of the data when this happens.
Can you clarify? Is "regular Exchange sync" the stock app?
Um, shouldn't one always consider criteria important to that person when assessing the suitability of several options -- regardless of whether it's Android Exchange clients, cars, food, or whatever?
The ability to specify any number of days to sync and the rules (allowing email notification customization) were 2 major pluses in my book for Touchdown.
I suspect that others will have criteria that neither you nor I mentioned as well.
I'm pissed at the moment Touchdown stopped working on my phone. My boss in his infinite wisdom has decided that we computer techs work more efficiently when we cannot collaborate with each other. Apparently it makes sense that if one tech has solved a problem in the past that none of us have access to that solution in an easy fashion. For this reason, he's disabled ActiveSync on the server.
Anyway, TD worked perfectly for me for the past 3-4 months in Exchange 2007 mode. Now it's stopped working. Does Moxier support Exchange without ActiveSync?
I don't know anything about TouchDown (gonna to test it). But be careful with Moxier Mail. It accumulates all the data in the internal memory of the phone. So the initial size of the application is more than 20MB and it increases constantly (up to 40MB maybe).
And more. They REFUSE to fix this. So one day you'll discover that the internal memory of your phone is over. And you have to delete Moxier mail or other applications.
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